Gwen J. Bymers Papers,[ca.1930]-2002.

Collection Number: 23-18-1787

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Gwen J. Bymers papers, [ca.1930]-2002.
Collection Number:
23-18-1787
Creator:
Gwen J., Bymers 1915-
Quantity:
4.1 Cubic Feet.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, course materials.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Includes correspondence, 1960-1976; historical material, ca.1935-1973; and other miscellaneous papers reflecting Bymers' career as a professor of consumer economics.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Professor emeritus of consumer economics, Cornell University.
Gwen Bymers was born on June 15, 1915. During World War II she joined the Women's Army Corp and after the war, through the GI Bill, obtained her B.A. degree from the University of North Dakota in 1946 and her Ph.D. in economics from U.C.L.A. in 1958. In 1956 Bymers came to Cornell to become an assistant professor in the Dept. of Household Economics and Management. In 1969 she became chair of the newly formed Dept. of Consumer Economics and Public Policy, a position she held for seven years. Gwen Bymers retired in 1977.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes correspondence, 1960-1976; historical material, ca.1935-1973; publications, photographs, and other papers reflecting Bymers' career as a professor of consumer economics and her work in Ghana.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Bymers, Gwen J.,1915-
Bymers, Gwen J.,1915-
Cornell University--Faculty.

Subjects:
Consumers.
Economics.
Ghana--Study and teaching.
College teachers.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Gwen J. Bymers papers, #23-18-1787. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Correspondence
Boxes 1, 2 and 5
Series II. Department and Course Material
Box 3
Series III. Research and Consumer Education
Box 3
Series IV. Committees, Workshops, and Seminars
Box 4
Series V. Speeches, Talks, and Papers
Box 4
Series VI. Photographs
Box 3, 4 and 5
Series VII. Biographical Material
Box 5

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Correspondence
1961
Box 1 Folder 2
Correspondence
1962
Box 1 Folder 3
Correspondence
1963
Box 1 Folder 4
Correspondence
1964
Box 1 Folder 5
Correspondence
1965
Box 1 Folder 6
Correspondence
1966
Box 1 Folder 7
Correspondence concerning letter written to AFA
1966
Box 1 Folder 8
Correspondence
1967
Box 1 Folder 9
Correspondence
1968
Box 1 Folder 10
Correspondence
1969
Box 1 Folder 11
Correspondence
1970
Box 1 Folder 12
Correspondence
1970
Box 1 Folder 13
Correspondence - resumes
1970-1979
Box 1 Folder 14
Correspondence
1970-1989
Box 1 Folder 15
Correspondence
1970-1999
Box 1 Folder 16
Correspondence
1971
Box 1 Folder 17
Correspondence
1971
Box 1 Folder 18
Correspondence
1971
Box 1 Folder 19
Correspondence
1971
Box 1 Folder 20
Correspondence - sabbatical
1971-1972
Box 1 Folder 21
Correspondence
1972
Spring
Box 1 Folder 22
Correspondence
1972
Spring
Box 1 Folder 23
Correspondence
1972
Spring
Box 1 Folder 24
Correspondence
1972
Spring
Box 1 Folder 25
Correspondence - sabbatical
1972-1973
Box 1 Folder 26
Correspondence - sabbatical
1972-1973
Box 1 Folder 27
Correspondence - Sabbatical
1972-1973
Box 1 Folder 28
Correspondence - sabbatical
1972-1973
Box 1 Folder 29
Correspondence - Sabbatical
1972-1973
Box 1 Folder 30
Correspondence - sabbatical
1972-1973
Box 2 Folder 1
Correspondence
1973
Fall
Box 2 Folder 2
Correspondence
1973-1974
Winter
Box 2 Folder 3
Correspondence
Spring 1974
Box 2 Folder 4
Correspondence
1974
Spring
Box 2 Folder 5
Correspondence
1974
Fall
Box 2 Folder 6
Correspondence
1974
Fall
Box 2 Folder 7
Correspondence
1975
Winter
Box 2 Folder 8
Correspondence
1975
Spring
Box 2 Folder 9
Correspondence
1975
Summer
Box 2 Folder 10
Correspondence
1975
Fall
Box 2 Folder 11
Correspondence
1975
Fall
Box 2 Folder 12
Correspondence
Spring 1976
Box 2 Folder 13
Correspondence
1976
Spring
Box 2 Folder 14
Correspondence
1976
Box 2 Folder 15
Correspondence
1976
Box 2 Folder 16
Correspondence
1976
Fall
Box 2 Folder 17
Correspondence
1977
Box 2 Folder 18
Correspondence
1980-1989
Box 2 Folder 19
Pan Am field study correspondence
1974
Box 2 Folder 20
Department memos
1973-1974
Box 2 Folder 21
Memos to Dept. of Consumer Economics and Public Policy
1976-1977
Box 2 Folder 22
Memos and documents regarding Babcock Professorship
1977
Box 2 Folder 23
Miscellaneous memos
1970-1979
Box 2 Folder 24
Miscellaneous memos
1970-1979
Box 2 Folder 25
Letters from Africa
1972-09-1973-04
Box 2 Folder 26
Finland
1978
Box 2 Folder 27
Australia and New Zealand
1982
Box 5 Folder 3
Correspondence concerning Gwen's PhD at UCLA
1950-1956
Box 5 Folder 4
Correspondence from Gwen
1946-1972
Box 5 Folder 5
Correspondence to Gwen
1980; 1995-2002
Box 5 Folder 6
Memos
1970-1979
Box 3 Folder 1
HEM policy issues
1968
Box 3 Folder 2
Consumer Economics and Public Policy - policy issues
Box 3 Folder 3
Sale of 1069 Taughannock Blvd. to Cornell
1985
Box 3 Folder 4
Certificate of appreciation - Joint Council on Economic Education
1984
Box 3 Folder 5
Documents regarding Better Business Bureau
1971
Box 3 Folder 6
Documents concerning cooperation between CE an New York Attorney General
1974-1975
Box 3 Folder 7
Quality and credit work - correspondence with Osborne from the Federal Reserve Board
1964-1966
Box 3 Folder 8
Credit risk material - Sylvia Lane correspondence
1965
Box 3 Folder 9
Consumer legislative issues
1972-1975
Box 3 Folder 10
College reorganization - reports
1967
Box 3 Folder 11
College reorganization - reports
1966-1967
Box 3 Folder 12
College study report - memos, correspondence
1966-1967
Box 3 Folder 13
College focus - college name committee minutes
1967
Box 3 Folder 14
HEM 698 - Household Economics and Housing; course work, documents
Box 3 Folder 15
HEM 698 coursework and documents
Box 3 Folder 16
AHEA - accreditation documents for undergraduate programs in home economics
1971
Box 3 Folder 17
Department meeting agendas
1971-1972
Box 3 Folder 18
State Project #72 "Financial Position or Vulnerability Status of Consumer Installment Borrowers"
1956-1963
Box 3 Folder 19
Field Study Documents
Box 3 Folder 20
Study 690 Survey of Consumer Finances
1973-1975
Box 3 Folder 21
Milk Study - Hatch 210
1957-1958
Box 3 Folder 22
CE and PP Field Study
1976
Box 3 Folder 23
Research - food marketing practices among O.A.S.I. recipients schedules
1957-1960
Box 3 Folder 24
Research - food marketing practices among O.S.A.I. recipients, correspondence
1958-1960
Box 3 Folder 25
Household Economics and Management, State Project #72, correspondence
Box 3 Folder 26
State Project #72 - correspondence
1965-1967
Box 3 Folder 27
Standardization - publications
1920-1939
Box 3 Folder 28
Bad examples of writing
1948
Box 3 Folder 29
Consumer education - historical material
1920-1939
Box 3 Folder 30
Consumer education - historical material
1920-1939
Box 3 Folder 31
Consumer education - historical material
1930-1939
Box 3 Folder 32
Consumer education - historical material
1930-1949
Box 3 Folder 33
Consumer education - historical material
1940-1959
Box 3 Folder 34
Extension consumer education - material from Mary Wood
1970-1979
Box 3 Folder 35
Extension consumer education - New York City
1970-1979
Box 3 Folder 36
Extension consumer education guidelines - 4H
1970-1979
Box 4 Folder 1
Workshop on dissemination of consumer information in the Dept. of Economics and Household Management
1957
Box 4 Folder 2
Salzburg seminar - proposal to have seminar on home economics - attempt failed
1963-1964
Box 4 Folder 3
Family Economic Concepts Committee
1965
Box 4 Folder 4
Family Economic Concepts Committee
1965
Box 4 Folder 5
Rationality question and Home Economics and Management Department
1965
Box 4 Folder 6
Institute of Life Insurance Steering Committee that led to Williamsburg meeting - correspondence
1971
Box 4 Folder 7
New York State Woman's Council
1970-1971
Box 4 Folder 8
American Council on Consumer Interests - Dallas conference
1972
Box 4 Folder 9
American Home Economics Association - summary of Lake Placid Conference, questions to consider
1973-1974
Box 4 Folder 10
Lake Placid Conference
1973
Box 4 Folder 11
NYSHEA meeting - round table discussion
1974
Box 4 Folder 12
NYSHEA questions and answers
1974
Box 4 Folder 13
Consumers in common institute
1974
Box 4 Folder 14
Business industry education council activities
1974-1975
Box 4 Folder 15
BIE council documents (Business Industry Education)
1974-1975
Box 4 Folder 16
Consumer economics convening
1976
Box 4 Folder 17
Omicron no involvement
1976
Box 4 Folder 18
The Institute of Life Insurance Seminar
1976
Box 4 Folder 19
Annual institute of New York State College of Human Ecology
1976
Box 4 Folder 20
Legislative workshop
1977
Box 4 Folder 21
Idea folder
Box 4 Folder 22
Speeches and talks
1960-1969
Box 4 Folder 23
Speeches and talks
1960-1969
Box 4 Folder 24
Speeches and talks
1960-1969
Box 4 Folder 25
Speeches and talks
1960-1969
Box 4 Folder 26
Outline for consumer economics seminar
1964
Box 4 Folder 27
Speeches
1970-1979
Box 4 Folder 28
Speeches
1970-1979
Box 4 Folder 29
Speeches and papers
1970-1979
Box 4 Folder 30
Speeches and papers
1970-1979
Box 4 Folder 31
Talks
1980-1989
Box 4 Folder 32
"Food Marketing Practices of Older Households," "What is Consumer Education?" "New Trends in Consumer Goods Marketing that Affect the Homemaker"
1959-1960
Box 4 Folder 33
"Publications"
1960-1969
Box 4 Folder 34
"The Consumer Movement and Consumer Education in the U.S."
Box 4 Folder 35
"American Council on Consumer Interests"
1970-1979
Box 4 Folder 36
"The Consumer in the Ghanaian Economy" by Florence Sai and Gwen Bymers, never published
1975
Box 4 Folder 37
Continued - Ghanaian economy
1975
Box 4 Folder 38
Continued - Ghanaian economy
1975
Box 4 Folder 39
Continued - Ghanaian economy
1975
Box 4 Folder 40
"The Grooming and Function of the Consumer Affairs Professional" sponsored by Corning Glass Works
1978-05
Box 4 Folder 41
"Time Commitment and Financial Position of Installment Debtors"
1963
Box 4 Folder 42
Time Horizons in Family Spending or A Study of Household Investments"
1968
Box 5 Folder 7
"Consumerism" (1979); "Economic Theory and its Relevance to Home Management and Family Economics" (1968)and "Statement" (1974)
1968-1979
Box 5 Folder 8
"Consumer Economics at Cornell: A Chronicle"
1979
Box 4 Folder 43
"Walk by Wood" ladies-Gwen Bymers, Katy Walker, Mary Wood
Box 5 Folder 9
Photos taken at Kendal
2000-2001
Box 5 Folder 1
High school graduation program
1932
Box 5 Folder 1
Job offer telegram
1936
Box 5 Folder 1
Trip itinerary
1973
Box 5 Folder 1
Academic course work; song from retirement party; funeral program
2001
Box 5 Folder 2
Articles about Gwen
1967-1975